Southeastern Wrestling Nostalgia 9-18-08

Bill Behrens


SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NOSTALGIA: 09/18/2008 by Rich Tate

SEPTEMBER 18, 1933 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson â<80>” Promoter) > Bill Collins versus Jack McAdams > George Romanoff versus Dutch Green > Harry Nixon versus Eddie Elzea / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1933 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens â<80>” Promoter) > John Dameron versus Whitey Patterson > John Mauldin versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1933 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AMERICAN LEGION (Max Stewart â<80>” Promoter) > Jake Fulcher versus Speck Hamilton > Bill Hassan versus Frank Sexton > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross* versus Ed Malone / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Ross had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since May 9, 1933.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1934 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Vernon Baxter and Paul Harper wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Chief Chewacki defeated George Hill at 27:00 > Orville Brown defeated Karl Davis at 38:00 (2-0)

SEPTEMBER 18, 1934 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Roy Stewart versus Foy Rivers > Wayne Coleman versus Tarzan Jordan > John Mauldin defeated Eddie Stecher / Notes: Aside from the match between John Mauldin and Eddie Stecher, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Frank Bettis was the special referee for the match.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1935 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” ALBANY, GA â<80>” SUPREME CIRCLE HALL (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Glenn Cowan defeated Red Dugan > Sammy Miller defeated Pedro Torres

SEPTEMBER 18, 1936 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RIVERSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis â<80>” Promoter) > Chippewa Charlie versus Tiger Long > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Francis Gomez versus Mary Nelson > Ted Taylor versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1936 (FRIDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger â<80>” Promoter) > Lon Chaney versus Sammy McClaren > Jack Ross versus Yusef Hussane / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1939 (MONDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” RED ROCK ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby â<80>” Promoters) > Battle Royal featuring Red Dugan, the Skull (1), Bill Collins, Young Gotch, and Tony Papalino > Bill Collins versus Tony Papalino > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Red Dugan defeated the Skull (1) to win title / Notes: Aside from the match between Red Dugan and the Skull, no documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal. Apparently, the Southern Light Heavyweight Title had been vacated at some point prior to this card. Dugan won the vacated title against the Skull, and apparently the Skull was either unmasked by Dugan, or unmasked voluntarily, perhaps per a stipulation, and was identified as Frank Remille.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1942 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Abe Simon â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ben Morgan defeated Babe Zaharias > Angelo Cistoldi defeated Danno O’Mahoney > Dorv Roche & Cowboy Luttrall versus the Golden Terror & the Masked Manager / Notes: Dorv Roche & Cowboy Luttrall and the Golden Terror & the Masked Manager were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. It was reported that Abe Simon left after this card to join the United States Marine Corps, although it is not clear if he joined voluntarily. Charles Rentrop would resume as the Atlanta promoter beginning with the card on September 25, 1942.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Thurman Copley â<80>” Promoter) > Al Massey versus Bibber McCoy > Tom Mahoney & Ben Morgan versus Joe Marsh & Nick Carter / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1948 (SATURDAY) â<80>” STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bill Collins defeated Joe Estes > Tommy Ward defeated Joe Harben by disqualification / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1950 (MONDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Southern Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Karl Kowalski* versus Red Dugan > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: June Byers versus Dot Dotson > Bill Steddum versus Maurice Roberre > Al Massey versus Abdul the Turk / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The origin of the Southern Junior Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time. However, a title by the same name had last been used in Georgia in 1939 with Joe Gunther being billed as champion.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1953 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Harmon versus Ramon Cernados > Johnny Valentine versus the Swedish Angel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the match between Johnny Valentine and the Swedish Angel.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1959 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel & Adrien Baillargeon versus Ed Sharpe & Gypsy Joe > Jim LaRock versus Gorgeous George / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1962 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Godoy and Gypsy Joe wrestled to a draw > Womenâ<80><99>s Match: Tina Cole defeated Linda Horne > World Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Johnny Walker & Chief Crazy Horse / Notes: The Assassins had been billed as World Tag Team Champions since September 11, 1962.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > George Cannon defeated George Wolfe > Jack Bence and Pat Barrett wrestled to a draw > Midget Match: Marcel Semard versus Chico Santana > Chris Averoff & Marco Polo defeated Joe McCarthy & the Inferno by disqualification / Notes: Marcel Semard and Chico Santana were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1964 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mario Galento defeated Bob Hamby > Buddy Fuller defeated Wildman Phillips > Eddie Graham, Frankie Cain & Chief Little Eagle defeated Krusher Karlson, Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Danny Hodge defeated Dick Dunn > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Sputnik Monroe* defeated Don Fargo / Notes: Sputnik Monroe had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dick the Bruiser in a tournament final on August 9, 1964, in Atlanta. It was announced that Johnny Walker, Steve Kovacs, and the Fabulous Moolah would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1965 (SATURDAY) â<80>” MARIETTA, GA â<80>” FRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Boyer & Roy Mulkey versus Jack Vansky & the Mongolian > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Orton* versus Freddie Blassie / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bob Orton had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Tampa, FL, office since he won a tournament on June 17, 1965, in Jacksonville, FL.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1968 (WEDNESDAY) â<80>” COLUMBUS, GA â<80>” COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oki Shikina defeated Mike McGraw > Jim Starr and Bob Boyer wrestled to a draw > Butcher Vachon defeated Alberto Torres > Bill Dromo defeated the Professional by disqualification

SEPTEMBER 18, 1970 (FRIDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen versus Cisco Grimaldo > Sabu Singh versus Skandor Akbar > Doug Gilbert defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Bobby Shane defeated Oki Shikina > Ray Gunkel defeated the Cougar > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt* by disqualification > The Assassins defeated Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Sr. / Notes: Tim Geohagen and Cisco Grimaldo were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Sabu Singh and Skandor Akbar, but no results were reported after the card. Homer Oâ<80><99>Dell managed Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar. Colt had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel on September 4, 1970, in Atlanta. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. El Mongol participated in an autograph session for fans.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1971 (SATURDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated George Scott & Klondike Bill > Big John versus El Mongol ended in a double disqualification > Roberto Soto defeated Guillotine Gordon / Notes: This was taped for the â<80><9c>Georgia Championship Wrestlingâ<80> television program hosted by Ed Capral. Ray Gunkel joined Capral to respond to the challenge made on September 11, 1971, for a match. Gunkel told Capral that he had already signed a contract to wrestle John, but that Paul Jones had been unable to convince John to sign it.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1973 (TUESDAY) â<80>” ATLANTA, GA â<80>” ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel â<80>” Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > John Black & Bull Zomar versus Tracy Rivers & Chief Thundercloud > Georgia Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Wayne Cowan* versus Ted Oates > World Light Heavyweight Title Match: the Golden Gladiator* versus Argentina Apollo > Tommy Seigler, Charlie Cook & El Mongol versus Rock Hunter, Mitsu Arakawa & Assassin #2 > Ray Candy versus the Missouri Mauler > US Heavyweight Title Match: Ox Baker* versus Pepper Gomez > Mask versus Mask Match: Assassin #2 and the Super Gladiator wrestled to a draw / Notes: Aside from the match between Assassin #2 and the Super Gladiator, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Missouri Mauler. Chief Thundercloud was escorted to the ring by his valet Chui.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1973 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Tag Team Match: Little Canada & the Haiti Kid defeated Johnny Reb & Little Bruiser > Leon Ogle & Jim Wilson defeated Taro Kobayoshi & Akai Yoshihara > Jerry Oates defeated Billy Spears > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match (No DQ / No TL): Bobby Duncum & Bill Watts defeated Tom Jones & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Macon Tag Team Title Match: the Super Infernos* defeated Ricky Gibson & Bob Orton, Jr. > Macon Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Bob Armstrong defeated Buddy Colt* to win title / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1976 (SATURDAY) â<80>” GRIFFIN, GA â<80>” GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gino Hernandez defeated Wayne Cowan > Killer Brooks defeated Dean Ho > Stan Stasiak defeated Ricky Steamboat > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Ted Oates > Jos LeDuc defeated Pak Song > Cage Match: Jerry Oates defeated Rock Hunter / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Pak Song. J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper. Doug Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1977 (SUNDAY) â<80>” SAVANNAH, GA â<80>” SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman â<80>” Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Abe Jacobs defeated Jim Grabmire > Roberto Soto defeated Charlie Fulton > Tony Atlas defeated Kim Duk > The Missouri Mauler & the Russian Stomper defeated Ted Oates & Mr. Saito > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Boris Malenko > Russian Chain Match: the Mighty Igor defeated the Masked Superstar / Notes: Boris Malenko managed Kim Duk and the Masked Superstar.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1978 (MONDAY) â<80>” AUGUSTA, GA â<80>” WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Saito defeated Roger Howell > The Challenger defeated Steve Regal > Rick Martel defeated the French Angel > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated King Kong Mosca by countout > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff

SEPTEMBER 18, 1979 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chick Donovan and Rick Oliver wrestled to a draw > Carl Fergie defeated Bill Dromo > Bob Armstrong & Ricky Fields defeated Austin Idol & Jonathan Boyd > Georgia Television Title Match: Ray Candy* defeated Ivan Koloff > Stan Hansen defeated Ernie Ladd > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Tommy Rich defeated Killer Karl Kox* by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Killer Karl Kox.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1982 (SATURDAY) â<80>” CHATTANOOGA, TN â<80>” CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones â<80>” Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ivan Koloff defeated Dale Veasey > The Iron Sheik defeated Tom Prichard > Terry Gordy & Tito Santana versus the Wild Samoans > Roddy Piper defeated Ole Anderson at 2:53 > Paul Orndorff and Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: Terry Gordy & Tito Santana and the Wild Samoans were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Sonny King managed the Iron Sheik and the Wild Samoans.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1984 (TUESDAY) â<80>” MACON, GA â<80>” MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward â<80>” Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Mr. Ito defeated Frankie Lane > Tim Horner defeated the Italian Stallion > The Hollywood Blonds defeated Ron Garvin & Jerry Oates > Ted DiBiase defeated Brad Armstrong > Taped Fist Match: Bob Roop defeated Ole Anderson > Lights Out Match: Bob Roop defeated Nick Patrick

The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, Thomas Bugg, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard Oâ<80><99>Sullivan.

â<80>” GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com

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